After meeting twice for epic Valley Oak League showdowns, Manteca and Sierra will go their separate ways Wednesday when the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs tip off.
RIPON - Ripon High's return to prominence may come quicker than expected after winning Trans Valley League and Sac-Joaquin Section Division V titles two years ago.
The Manteca Area Soccer League under-10 girls all-star Sharks maintained their undefeated record in Bill Meyer Winter League action this past weekend.
East Union High's girls basketball team and the Sierra boys will go into this week's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III openers with coveted top-four seeds, guaranteeing them two home games should they win their first-round contests.
Players compete in Sunday's Manteca Parks and Recreation Department's adult basketball league in the "E" Division between the Dirk Hoffman Industries and Roc Boys teams in the Manteca Community Gym at the Golden West School.
Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 Carhartt Ford for Roush/Fenway Racing, powered to his second consecutive victory of the young 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season by capturing the Auto Club 500 from Auto Club Speedway (formally California Speedway) on Sunday.
If it's truly lonely at the top, East Union isn't going to mind one bit. Not after what happened last year. The Lancers secured the outright Valley Oak League championship Thursday at crosstown rival Manteca's Winter Gym, coasting to a 70-44 victory behind Ashley Rose's career-high 34 points. Standout freshman forward Shalane Jackson also sparked East Union, finishing with 16 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks. The regular-season finale was set up like last year's, ...
WESTON RANCH – It was an emotional evening all around at Weston Ranch Thursday night as the Cougars beat Sierra, 56-39, to insure their first ever trip to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.
ESCALON - After piecing together one of its best halves of basketball all season, Ripon's girls basketball team is now crossing its fingers.
Morgan Hulsebosch hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter Thursday night at Winter Gym where the East Union sophomore girls basketball team knocked off Manteca, 52-39.
Here we go again! The 2009 Bassmaster Classic kicks off today from Shreveport Louisiana's Red River. It should be an interesting classic, as fishing a river system, in my opinion, is the ultimate test of a bass angler's skills. The Red River is said to be cold and muddy right now, which usually makes fishing extremely tough. If I had to pick a favorite it would have to be Gary Klein, who has yet to ...
The East Union girls soccer program is hosting a spaghetti feed meal in East Union's small gym tonight from 5 to 8 p.m.
Scissors and ladders will be at the ready. But who will be tearing down the nets this week as the Valley Oak League season comes to a close? One local team is looking to continue its reign of the VOL, while another is fighting to finish on top for the first time in 20 years. It won't be easy for both. Leading off this week's potential net-cutting ceremonies in town are the East Union girls, ...
The Modesto Junior College men's track and field team claimed 12 of 19 events at the Hartnell Rotational.
The Ripon Quarterback Club Golf Tournament is set for Feb. 27 at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton. Check-in time is 10 a.m., and the tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 11. The dinner and awards ceremony will be at 5:15 p.m. at the Spanos Pavilion Banquet Room.
STOCKTON – Ripon Christian made school history this spring. The Knights' unforeseen playoff run all the way into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII girls soccer final came to an end Saturday after running into powerhouse Bradshaw Christian Sacramento, who defeated RC 3-0 to claim its fifth straight section championship at Lincoln High. "We have a pretty dynamic offense when we're clicking," Bradshaw Christian coach Michael Rangel said. "Our patterns and pieces and our creativity inside ...
STOCKTON – Sierra has gotten the best of Kimball during its three years of existence. On Saturday, the T'Wolves defeated their Valley Oak League rival this season for a fourth straight time, but this was for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship at the Arnaiz Softball Complex, 4-0. Sierra junior hurler Allie Walljasper tossed nine strikeouts and freshman Devi Coglio had a two-RBI triple that crowned the T'Wolves section champion for a second time in ...
Thunder READING, Pa. – Riley Gill's 27 save shutout and Evan Barlow's goal and assist were enough to help the Reading Royals send the Stockton Thunder to a 4-0 defeat in Game 2 of the Kelly Cup Finals before 4,693 fans at Sovereign Center on Sunday.
SAN JOSE (AP) - When Logan Couture limped off the ice in the middle of a tied game San Jose desperately needed to win, it looked as if he was taking the Sharks' playoffs hopes with him.
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Jennifer Johnson won the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first tour title, birdieing four of the final six holes for a one-stroke victory over Jessica Korda and Pornanong Phatlum.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Sang-Moon Bae watched anxiously after hitting his tee shot at the par-3 17th hole Sunday in the Byron Nelson Championship.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Josef Newgarden and Graham Rahal took care of business right away Sunday.
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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - It's only fitting that Jimmie Johnson's latest romp through the record books was shrouded in post-race controversy.
OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
DENVER (AP) - Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over six innings, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies won their first series over San Francisco in two years, beating the Giants 5-0 on Sunday.
SANTA ROSA (AP) - Always close to the front but never first at the end, Tejay van Garderen would often wear himself out wondering if he could swap the white jersey that goes to the best young rider for the yellow one that goes to the winner.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Another year, another Triple Crown hopeful unable to come through.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs opened the Western Conference finals resembling the past champions who've been there so many times before.